Textile Highlight: Sabra Silk | Centsational Type

I simply returned from a fast three day journey to the Coachella valley within the California desert. When you noticed my Instagram tales, you recognize I had just a few hours to browse the house decor and furnishings outlets within the space that features Palm Springs, Indio, Yucca Valley, Palm Desert, and Joshua Tree Nationwide Park. Desert type continues to be going sturdy, the impartial tones, natural textures, and woven supplies are nonetheless in demand particularly within the smooth desert tones that embrace clay, taupe, sage, blush, and terra cotta.

In a number of shops I seen textiles in sabra materials, principally pillows and tote baggage. All of them have been so pretty l I discovered myself eager for a sabra pillow or two so as to add to my sofas for the autumn. It’s been awhile since I wrote about textiles, however my current go to to the desert impressed at present’s highlight!

What’s sabra you would possibly ask? Sabra is sometimes called “cactus silk” though the fibers truly come from agave which is a succulent, not a cactus. The leaves of the agave are harvested then dyed with botanical pigments. The threads are loomed into the silk after which embroidered patterns in geometric motifs are historically added.

The agave plant is native to Mexico however the materials are cultivated in Morocco, so a lot of the sabra textiles offered world wide are sourced from Fes or Marrakech. It’s a textile that can be related to the desert bohemian type of decor so naturally the patterns pop up in dwelling decor outlets within the desert.

marr kett

blush & ochre

moroccan concept / aztec house

ottoman shop

blush & ochre


When you’re considering of including sabra silk cushions to your house, see the record under for sources for pillow covers, rugs, and extra.


Sources for Sabra textiles:

Etsy shops


Blush & Ochre


Saffron & Spruce

Indigo & Saffron

Marr-Kett (Australia)

Aztec house (Australia)